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State government to install panic buttons and all-women police patrol teams in the city

Other than Mumbai, the project is also being planned in seven other major cities - Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow - across India under the Nirbhaya Fund

State government to install panic buttons and all-women police patrol teams in the city
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As part of the ‘Safe City’ project, panic buttons and all-women police patrol teams will soon be launched in the city. This project has been backed by the Centre and sanctioned by the Devendra Fadnavis-government on Tuesday.

Other than Mumbai, the project is also being planned in seven other major cities - Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow - across India under the Nirbhaya Fund (proposed one-stop crisis centres for women). A senior state government official said the Centre will be releasing ₹151 crore for the project in Mumbai and the state government will contribute ₹101 crore as well.

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The state government is also planning to expand the existing CCTV surveillance system in the city by installing cameras at 500 sensitive locations. Doing the same, the state is planning on developing victim and abuse tracking web applications. Along with this, the government will also take up sensitisation and awareness campaigns for the public and the authorities. 

Besides, to tackle cases related to crime against women, the Centre has asked the state to set up transit dormitories for women and children and develop dedicated forensic and cyber crime cells. 

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